Learn to Play the English - Part 4: Overview to 1...c5!

Dec 18, 2012
27 min
Today Roman pushes the reverse agenda, reviewing white's ideas in the Symmetrical (1... c5) English. He tells a story of the history of the line, and focuses on the improvements made by white (particularly the Qh5 shot) in a variation that was once popular for black. He points out common pitfalls for white (like the Rook to e1 check) and guides you to a strong understanding of this critical line.